Refusing to pay bribe Chief Engineer sets contractor on fire

Patna: Refusing to pay a bribe to a chief engineer proved fatal for a contractor in Bihar’s gopalgunj.

According to allegations, Water resource department Chief engineer had been demanding a bribe of Rs 15 lakh from the contractor in exchange for releasing payment of Rs 60 lakh to the deceased for his work as a contractor, TN reports.

On Thursday when the contractor visited the Chief Engineer’s office and demanded the payment, the accused and his associates allegedly poured kerosene oil on him and set him on fire.

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The victim is currently undergoing treatment at the Gorakhpur Medical College.

Action against the accused was assured by the Police while the investigation is underway.

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